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Malvern Behavioral Health: Acute Inpatient Treatment for Young Adults 18 to 26

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Malvern Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping young adults and their families when facing mental and behavioral health problems. Our new 22-bed inpatient facility offers a therapeutic environment perfect for recovery.

Give us a call at 610-MALVERN to speak to a specialist for a no-cost, confidential assessment available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Inpatient Treatment Facility in Philadelphia, PA

Young adults are experiencing societal pressure for excellence based on the portrayal of perfection in social media. Our young people are struggling to transition into adulthood, a phenomenon that is referred to as “failure to launch.” We understand that this particular age group is facing things that no generation has experienced, such as screen addictions and the effects of vaping.

Our acute behavioral health unit was developed to help young adults overcome mental health illnesses and addictions so they can become thriving adults. We use a diverse range of treatment options to help these individuals address concerns with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, addictions, and executive functioning issues. By specializing in care for ages 18 to 26, Malvern Behavioral Health focuses on key stressors that impact this age group, provides individualized treatment, and works with each person to develop proper support, skills, and education so they can thrive in everyday life. Malvern Behavioral Health utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities.

 

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Treated Behavioral Health Diagnoses

We treat young adults with symptoms from the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Trouble with stable mood and personality
  • Substance abuse/chemical dependency
  • Early-onset psychosis and/or substance abuse psychosis

Our specialties include:

  • Treating addictive behaviors including substance abuse and screen and gaming addiction.
  • Failure to launch – This is a common way to describe a young adult who is struggling with the transition to adulthood. It can be defined as an inability to leave home and support oneself, regardless of the underlying cause.
  • Effects of vaping
  • We are sensitive to the issues experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.  We are a safe place to receive support when it comes to self-acceptance and self-worth.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services

We offer therapeutic programs for struggling young adults and activities to suit each individual’s needs and growth towards success. Groups are facilitated by a Master Level Clinician and work with individuals on issues ranging from trauma and cognitive-behavioral stressors to grief work and positive ways of managing stress.

Group & Individual Therapy

Psychoeducation Groups

These groups are led by our mental health technicians and focus on self-care, relationships, problem-solving, personal acceptance, and using skills to increase frustration tolerance and regulate emotions.

Nursing Groups

Our nursing team will provide groups on the following areas: the pros and cons of screen time, nutrition, medication education, mental health stigma, effects of vaping, and substance use effects on the brain.

Healthy Living Groups

These groups focus on ways to get better sleep, select healthier food choices, and the importance of staying active.

Other Services

  • Guided imagery
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Journaling

Evidence-Based Treatment

Trauma-Informed and Recovery-Focused Environment

Our staff is trained in trauma-informed care to ensure we are giving the highest quality of treatment with compassion and care. We understand that some of the individuals we serve may be experiencing these symptoms for the first time or experiencing inpatient for the first time. Being “trauma-informed” means that the treatment provided is done with the belief that any and all participants may have experienced a significant life event at some point in their life that changed the way they view the world. For that reason, our staff takes great care in providing a safe place for our emerging adult patients to begin their work towards eliminating feelings and behaviors that have otherwise interrupted their ability to function in a healthy way.

Cognitive-Based Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on identifying negative thought patterns and replacing them with motivational messages to support healthy relationships, productivity, and engagement in the world around us.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical-behavior therapy skills are introduced in a group format to increase the tools these young adults can use to navigate life stressors. We take the skills that are taught in the DBT curriculum and help patients identify areas of their life where this skill may be helpful in decreasing to eliminating stress. Often, young adults are coming with little understanding of how to manage mood and/or frustration. Some of the skills we introduce are distress tolerance and learning how to better regulate their emotions.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing is a highly recommended method of treatment for this specific age group. Our young people are coming to us confused about why their lives feel out of control and have difficulty identifying and making changes necessary to improve. MI allows for the recognition that each young adult coming to treatment comes at a different level of readiness for change. We are able to meet our patients where they are and help support growth. This is not agreeing with the dysfunction but rather supporting problem recognition, highlighting the potential benefits of changing the behavior, and supporting the client in identifying their confidence in readiness for change.

Information for Families

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Families F.I.R.S.T

We proudly offer a Families F.I.R.S.T. (Families Invested in Recovery and Supporting Treatment) program. This is a support/psychoeducational group facilitated by a clinician each Sunday at 1:00pm prior to visiting hours. It is open to all family members who are currently being cared for at Malvern Behavioral Health. Families F.I.R.S.T is designed to support families who have been supporting a loved one who suffers from mental illness. The group’s focus is on education, recognizing red flags, resources in the community, answering questions you may have about your loved one’s symptoms and overall support for one another.

Recovery-Oriented Community (ROC) Program

Malvern Institute designed the Recovery-Oriented Community (ROC), an ongoing network of support for the recovering individual and their family during recovery. ROC offers a two-pronged approach designed to support the patient and the families, including specific, personal resources focused on helping families navigate their own recovery. Upon admission to treatment, families have a unique opportunity to become members of the ROC community. ROC empowers families to develop healthy boundaries, identify recovery next-steps, and connect with other resources tailored to meet each family’s unique needs.  To learn more please contact us at 610-MALVERN and ask to speak to the ROC Representative.

Facility Location

Malvern Behavioral Health
1930 S. Broad Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19145

We are located in the Constitution Health Plaza.

Phone Number
(610) MALVERN

FAX Number
(610) 480-8944

Admission Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Visiting Hours
Monday through Friday: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday:  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Visiting hours are flexible based on client needs.  We attempt to make every effort to accommodate visits from family and loved ones as we understand the importance of family support. 

Contact Us

We know the journey ahead may be difficult, but we are here every step of the way. We are in-network with most HMOs/PPOs insurance plans, giving you peace of mind while you focus on recovery. Give us a call today by dialing 610-MALVERN.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Anne Marie Esposito, Clinical Director – AEsposito@mhmbh.com
Sarah Gilman, Director of Social Work – SGilman@mhmbh.com – 610-480-8938

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